Rain disrupts life in Himachal; Beas floods NH 21

Shimla: Heavy rains continued on the second consecutive day across Himachal Pradesh causing massive disruptions and throwing normal life out of gear.rains himachal

Water level in Beas river crossed the danger mark at Dwada in Mandi district flooding the highway forcing closure of Manali – Chandigarh highway for six hours. Flood gates at Pandoh dam were opened and traffic was finally restored in the evening. District administration shifted people living in the low lying areas to safer places.

“No damage to the road and loss of life was reported in the district. At 11 am, when water from Beas river came on to the level of the road, flowing almost four feet above the road at Hanogi, the traffic was suspended till 4 pm,”  Mandi Deputy Commissioner Amandeep Garg was quoted in the media.

In Rohru fourteen Nepali labourers were swept away by a swollen Pabbar river in the morning as the water level  suddenly rose due to heavy rainfall. The labourers managed to climb onto boulders in the middle of river and were finally rescued after five hours.

Air traffic in the state remained suspended for the second day due to heavy rains.

In Shimla, many vehicles and people had a narrow escape after a tree fell near the Central Telegraph Office in the afternoon.

Traffic was disrupted between Rampur and Reckong Peo due to a landslide at Choling. Many link roads in the district were also damaged and closed for traffic.

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